The method of application makes all the difference when it comes to makeup. According to makeup artist Sylvie Hurford, "High-quality brushes are designed to pick up just the right amount of pigment and help ensure that it’s evenly spread so you can add colour effectively.”
With that said, here are our top 3 reasons why you should make makeup brushes your new BFF.
They blend better than fingers
Want smouldering, smokey eyes or the perfect winged eyeliner? Sadly, your fingers just aren’t going to cut it (unless you're Pat McGrath)! When it comes to applying eye makeup, opt for a small, fluffy brush that will perfectly blend shadows, while a flat brush is better for picking up colours and applying them to your lids with minimal fallout.
- TIP: Make your brushes last by cleaning them from base to tip with mild soapy water. Rinse and leave to dry on their side or upside down.
They help apply the right amount of product
A good foundation brush can be used with either liquid or cream formulations so you can keep an even complexion, all year round, whatever the weather. It helps to evenly smooth liquid foundation onto the skin and ensures that you'll get optimal coverage… without using excessive amounts of product.
- TIP: A flat top or pointed brush shape will effortlessly build colour and coverage for flawless skin.
They make your products last longer
Wearing red lipstick? Use a brush for a more precise finish. They’re perfect for creating a defined mouth without lip liner. It also makes your lippie last longer as a third of the lipstick bullet is in the base, which is only accessible with a lip brush.
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